Collins Blasts House Dems for Their ‘Outrageous’ Attempt to Gain Access to Kavanaugh’s Records

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Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) isn’t straying from her support of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh as she torches House Democrats for their continued effort to investigate him.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), joined by Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), is seeking to get his hands on some of Kavanaugh’s records, as they recently requested from the National Archives and Records Administration documents from 2001 to 2006 that were unavailable during his confirmation hearings, as IJR News reported.

The records requested to the committee are those from when the Supreme Court justice worked in the White House under President George W. Bush.

“The Court’s fidelity to the principles of equal and impartial justice, as well as the public’s faith in the integrity of the judiciary, are foundational to maintaining the rule of law,” the two Democratic lawmakers wrote.

However, their request isn’t sitting well with Collins, as she said on Fox News’ “The Story with Martha MacCallum” show late Thursday, “I think that is absurd.”

She noted that since Kavanaugh’s confirmation, she’s been “watching his decisions, he’s in the mainstream.”

“And for the House Judiciary Committee which plays no role in the confirmation process at all to say that it has the rights to these confidential records is outrageous. And it would’ve never been done if it were the records of President Obama’s staff secretary that they were seeking, that just would not happen.”

Collins was one of the swing-vote senators who voted in support of Kavanaugh — who was hit by decades-old sexual misconduct accusations during his confirmation — for which she received threats as a result. She has since revealed that she does not regret her vote “in the least.”

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The Maine senator isn’t the only one who’s smacked congressional Democrats for their continued digging into Kavanaugh. Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) previously called Nadler’s request “so far outside the scope of judicial ethics, it’s harassment.”

He added, “When are we going to move on from the smear campaigns, and begin working on real, bipartisan solutions to improve the lives of the Americans we were elected to represent?”

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TomB2
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TomB2

Hey Nadler, you may want to get your hands on Kavanaugh’s records, but many many Americans are still wanting to get our hands on Obama’s records. All of them, college records and even birth records too. Obama is out of office, why are all his records still sealed unless there is something horrific in them for us to find?

John
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John

I am really beginning to wonder about the mental state of Nadler. Until he investigates the Lt. Governor of Virginia who has been accused of rape by 2 women, he has no right to even think about those records.

Screwtape
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Another waste of time and tax dollars. Kavanagh is already seated. You guys failed, just like you did with the Mueller investigation. Give it up you useless fools.

Charles
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This is exactly what will happen to lawful gun owners all over America if Red Flag laws are enacted. This is the Democrats new strategy for all Republicans elected or nominated. They’ll demand all information on the person and investigate that individual until they agree to leave. Or, so they hope. We lost a good man in Ryan Zinke because he didn’t want his family to go through what Bret Kavanaugh went through. Lying, crooked Warren has already stated that if elected, she’ll collect all the records of the NRA in hopes of finding some discrepancy to prosecute them and… Read more »

Craig
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Jerry, can we get access to your records?

Robin
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Who, in their right mind, would want to go through what Kavanaugh did to get approved? Maybe the Dems’ plan is to continue to make it so horrific of a process in any way they can, so that the Reps can’t find anyone willing to go through it….

Cassandra Johnson
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Did any of you vote for your congressmen/woman or senators to spend their time trying to dig up dirt on someone? I know that I certainly didn’t.

Allen Zabel
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The scumbag Liberal/Communist/Democrats have no plan or constructive ideas.
This is why they spend their time, trying to dismantle, damage, or destroy others.
In other words, still trying to make America, a third world country.
Liberalism = Mental illness and disease.

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